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If you're interested in health and fitness but more along the lines of coaching or teaching indoor or outdoor recreational or professional sporting activities, studying a course in sports recreation, management or performance might just be where you need to start in your career.
During these courses, you'll gain the knowledge and skills needed to enter the sport, recreation, and exercise industries and have fun doing it.
Working in the sports management, recreation and performance industry, you may do some of the following:
organise practice sessions and develop training programmes and drills
referee, umpire and keep time for sports competitions or games
look after equipment and ensure players use it correctly
judge and award points in sports competitions
plan and co-ordinate recreation programmes and events, social sports, competitions, and before-school, after-school and school holiday programmes
advise councils and commissions on recreation planning and policies
work with the community to design and develop recreation projects
assess risks involved in an activity, taking into account the weather and different clients' abilities
lead, guide and teach people taking part in activities
clean and store equipment after use
organise safety procedures including checking equipment, running rescue practices, and providing first aid if necessary.
Sports Coach/Official - Entry-level coaches usually earn $44K per year. Regional and national coaches usually earn $53K-$146K per year
Recreation Co-ordinator - Recreation co-ordinators usually earn $44K-$57K per year - Senior recreation co-ordinators usually earn $60K-$83K per year
Outdoor Recreation Guide/Instructor - Outdoor recreation guides and instructors usually earn $44K-$58K per year